Golden Snitch Cookies on Sticks

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Fellow book lovers unite with Golden Snitch cookies, the perfect fun dessert for your next Harry Potter themed party!

If you love the Harry Potter books and movies, you're going to love this creative recipe for Golden Snitch cookie pops. Even my oldest child, who doesn't eat a lot of sweets, absolutely loved these homemade snickerdoodle pops.

While they do take a little time, like our favorite chocolate sandwich cookies and peanut butter cookies, they're actually really easy to make. It's as simple as mixing up your favorite recipe for snickerdoodle cookies, then decorating them to look like the Golden Snitch.

I used just a smidge of cinnamon in the cookie dough but instead of rolling the cookies in a cinnamon/sugar mixture, I rolled them in cereal. Then I rolled them in golden sugar crystals.

It gave just the right amount of cinnamon flavor and golden sparkle. The cookies even cracked just a little bit to give that worn appearance the Golden Snitch seems to have.

Below you'll find the printable recipe and a video tutorial, and I'll share where you can find the printable wings I used for these scrumptiously magical cookie pops.

More Harry Potter theme recipes you may love: Polyjuice Potion and Butterbeer.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Salted butter and unsalted butter – I prefer the texture that real butter gives over margarine.
  • Pure cane sugar – You can also use granulated sugar, but I prefer to use unrefined cane sugar.
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour – You can make these gluten-free, as well, by using a gluten-free flour (and making sure all your other ingredients are gluten-free).
  • Cereal – I use Cinnamon Frosted Flakes for this recipe; you can use just about any type of cinnamon flavored cereal, for example, Cinnamon Life or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  • Gold colored sugar crystals – I found these at the craft store.
  • Sugar paper – to make the wings.

First things first, pre heat your oven to 400°.

Then you'll start mixing together ingredients…

  1. Start by creaming (or mixing together) the butter, sugar, and eggs.
  2. Blend in the dry ingredients, including the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
mixing up Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie dough with mixer
  1. Crush whatever cereal you decide to use… We put ours in a plastic baggie and crushed it with a rolling pin. Once it's crushed, put it in a bowl.
  2. Add a little bit of water to a separate bowl, and add the golden colored sugar crystals to yet another separate bowl. Shape the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Then roll the balls first in the water to moisten them up just a bit. Next, roll them in the cereal, patting the crushed flakes into the surface of the cookie ball. Finally, roll each cookie ball in the golden sugar crystals, again patting the sugar crystals into the surface of the cookie ball.
  3. Place each cookie ball on an un-greased cookie sheet. Then stick a cookie/cake pop stick into each one.
rolling cookie balls in cereal and golden sugar, then placing on cookie sheet with sticks in each one
  1. Bake the cookie pops for 12 to 14 minutes. The cookies will flatten out somewhat but still stay in a fluffy, rounded shape.
  2. Once the cookies have baked, allow them to cool.
baked snickerdoodle cookie pops

How to decorate Golden Snitch cookies

First Cut out the Wings

Use this Golden Snitch wing template to cut wings out of the sugar paper. You'll want 2 wings for each cookie pop. How to do this…

  1. Print the wing out on a printer; then cut it out using a craft knife.
  2. Place the paper wing on your sugar paper (on a cutting board), and cut the wings out with your craft knife. Make sure to position your paper wing while cutting so you have one for each side of your cookie pop.
cut Golden Snitch wings out of sugar paper
  1. Once you have all your wings cut out, peel the backing off each one.
  2. Then add slits for feathering in each wing (see my video in the recipe card below if this seems confusing).
cut Golden Snitch wings out of template with pink craft knife on wooden cutting board

Then Attach the Wings with Candy Melts

  1. Once all of your wings are cut out, melt your candy melts according to package directions.
  2. Then you'll add just a couple drops of melted candy on both sides of your cookie, and press the wings in place.
  3. At this point, it's important to let the candy harden so the wings will stay in place. This will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
attaching Golden Snitch wings to cookies with melted candy melts

And that's it! Now you have Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops to share with your kids, ready to munch on while they read their favorite book.

hands holding Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie pops

More Harry Potter theme recipes you may love:

Golden Snitch cookies with sugar paper wings in an antique tin

Golden Snitch Cookies

Fellow book lovers unite with Golden Snitch cookies, the perfect dessert for your next Harry Potter themed party!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 44 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°.
  • Mix together the softened butter and sugar. 
  • Then add in the egg, mixing well.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients, including the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well.
  • Crush the cereal you decide to use… You can put it in a plastic baggie and crush with a rolling pin. Once it's crushed, put it in a bowl.
  • Also, add the water to a separate bowl; and add the golden colored sugar crystals to another separate bowl.
  • Shape the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. 
  • First roll the dough balls in the water to moisten them up just a bit. Next roll them in the cereal, patting the crushed flakes into the surface of the cookie ball. And finally, roll in the golden sugar crystals, again patting the sugar crystals into the surface of the cookie ball.
  • Place each cookie ball on an ungreased cookie sheet. Then stick a cookie/cake pop stick into each one.
  • Bake the cookie pops at 400° for 12 to 14 minutes (oven times may vary). The cookies will flatten out somewhat but still stay in a fluffy, rounded shape.
  • Once the cookies have baked, allow them to cool.
  • Meanwhile, use a Golden Snitch wing template to cut wings out of the sugar paper. You'll want 2 wings for each cookie pop. Make sure to position your paper wing while cutting so you have one for each side of your cookie pop.
  • Once you have all your wings cut out, peel the backing off each one.
  • Then add slits for feathering in each wing (see the video if this seems confusing).
  • Once all of your wings are cut out, melt your candy melts according to package directions. 
  • Add just a couple drops of melted candy on both sides of your cookie, and press the wings in place. An easy way to do this is to use an old medicine dropper.
  • At this point, it's important to let the candy harden, so the wings will stay in place. This will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
  • And that's it! Now you have Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops, ready for your kids to munch on while they read their favorite book.

Notes

*I use Cinnamon Frosted Flakes for this recipe; you can use just about any type of cinnamon flavored cereal, for example, Cinnamon Life or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 120mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g
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